Inherit Zoom setting for all bookmarks (Court requirements for filing electronic documents)
The standard setting for a bookmark is Fit Width. The ability to change that to Inherit Zoom or other setting is necessary as the Courts require bookmarked documents with Inherit Zoom setting. It takes 8 clicks per bookmark to change this. There is no way to select all bookmarks and change them all at once or make a permanent setting. I submit Administrative Records with hundreds, sometimes thousands of bookmarks and each one of those has to be individually clicked on and changed - x 8 clicks. Very tedious and time consuming.
This is the showstopper problem that has prevented me from upgrading from Pro XI - and, ironically, the problem that prompted me to finally try upgrading today, in order to use some third-party workarounds built for the latest version.
I use about 0.1% of Acrobat's features, but bookmarks is one of them. I recognize that different users have different needs, and that Fit Width may be best for some. For others, it's not. Why is such a simple setting - and one that requires so many hundreds/thousands of busywork clicks because it's hardwired - not customizable 1) for all bookmarks in a single operation, or 2) as a default preference?
I edit 100's of bookmarks and hyperlinks to Inherit Zoom everyday. This becomes a real pain, literally!
PLEASE allow users to select Inherit Zoom as default.
Knowing Adobe, it's probably best to join the beta program as that's where the influence happens. Or if anyone knows the Product Manager, get this to them. I'm very skeptical that forums like this attract any attention.
It's now a year since this request was marked under review, and almost two years since the request was first made. It would be extraordinarily helpful to have this feature enabled. I too submit court filings electronically and as the initial poster pointed out, it is very time-consuming to manually change each bookmark. Allowing end users to choose a default setting for bookmarks, or, making the default Inherit Zoom would be a great improvement and time-saver. Please Adobe, make this happen.
@Anonymous 2019-12-26: try changing 1st bookmark by hand in Adobe. Then follow the same procedure as mentioned 2019-12-19 -> check your exported ASCII txt file for the first bookmark -> some characters in the 1st line (= 1st bookmark) should differ from the original exported txt file.
Those differences should be used for a Find&Replace action to change all bookmarks in your txt file accordingly.
save txt file
jbfbookmarks -> CTRL+ALT+L, or Tools/Load txt file
that should do the trick
jbfbookmarks is quite handy for large scale editing/creating bookmarks by hand ;)
- open file in jpdfbookmarks
- go to first bookmark
- change zoom factor (+ or -)
- the greyed button (top left of pdf) "Inherit zoom factor" shifts to ungreyed -> check this box!
- hold Shift -> select last bookmark -> now all bookmarks should be selected
- “Edit->Set Destination” (CTRL+ALT+A shortcut, or right-click, or button)
- choose “Replace Current” on first question
- choose “Yes” on second question
(the above is the simplified version of: https://sourceforge.net/p/jpdfbookmarks/discussion/1070005/thread/bcfe35b7/?limit=25#ae6d)
A major issue for 8 years - WITH NO ACTION BY ADOBE.
Please show some customer focus and fix this!!!!!
Tried jpdfbookmarks dump many times -- but it did not change anything. Links stayed FitPage.
open file in jpdfbookmarks
CTRL ALT D or Tools/Dump in menu
save txt file
open txt file in notepad (or any better txt editor)
replace last characters (e.g. "FitWidth,-13") in "TopLeftZoom,0,0,0.0"
save txt file
go to jpdfbookmarks: CTRL ALT L, or Tools/Load
select txt file
but should be be implemented in Acrobat!
I don't understand why INHERIT ZOOM is not the default property for Adobe links. INHERIT ZOOM works for everyone -- whether they prefer fit width or 90% or 100% or 125% (for those with visual difficulties).
I'm responsible for 1000+ links in our AARP Tax-Aide Resource Guide used by more than 30,000 volunteers. Most volunteers are senior citizens, so INHERIT ZOOM is extremely important.
Jessica Rainey commented
I can select all bookmarks within a level and change the properties/actions to "fit page" instead of "width." The issue I see is the change does not happen to the sub-level bookmarks. You would think by selecting/changing a higher level bookmark all lower-level bookmarks would change automatically. Or maybe there needs to an option to select all or some bookmarks that need to change.
Greg Bakker commented
I am currently using a 3rd-party tool to add bookmarks to my PDFs because of this issue.
It would be great to be able to add the bookmarks in Adobe Acrobat Pro with the default Zoom Level set to "Inherit Zoom.
Adam C commented
Yes, this is a massive pain.
Daniel Kraus' PDF Wizard application has been great, unfortunately it has recently been causing me an unable to save (109) error on some documents. I'm not sure why, possibly an acrobat update. The PDF Wizard still works if you set everything up first and run it last as you will not need to save it again. This is probably your best option.
Please fix this as soon as possible! It makes creating bookmarks much more time consuming than it should be.
Please fix this as soon as possible. It is a court requirement and causes many problems at work.
Adobe, please fix this. The Court's require this setting and it is currently a big problem. Thank you.
Daniel Mahfood commented
This is a serious problem and it needs to be fixed.
I am necro-ing this, as it still has not been addressed. For anyone creating PDFs, the default should ALWAYS be 'inherit zoom' as anything else for the end-viewer is jarring and frustrating. Please give us a setting to set defaults for bookmark properties.
Please for the love of god change this
Daniel Kraus commented
Years ago, I've created a free and open source (Java-based) app that allows you to apply "Fit page", "Actual size", "Fit width", "Fit visible" or "Inherit zoom" to your bookmarks without selecting each item manually—either for a single PDF file or entire directories (enclosing subdirectories included):
I'm currently working on an enhanced version which you can find here: